Snaith, John Allen (1869-1945)
John was born in 1869 at St Helens Auckland, Co Durham, to parents John Snaith and Ann Tiffin. John, senior, was a PM Minister.
John served almost entirely in the smaller towns and rural districts, where he exercised a gracious ministry. He was faithfulness and reliability personified. Full of kindly sympathy for those in distress, he also revealed a gift of humour which endeared him to all.
As he preached, so he lived: he pointed out the heavenly way with the quiet assurance of a lifelong experience of Christ, coupled with a thoughtful approach to men’s problems.
John Married Mary Ann Bunn (1875-1963) in the summer of 1876 at Thetford, Norfolk. Census returns identify three children.
- Norman Henry (1898-1982) – a PM Minister; President of Conference in 1958
- Gladys Dorothy (1900-1990)
- Marjorie Doris (1909-2001) – married William Brogden in 1935
John died on 13 February 1945 at Macclesfield, Cheshire.
- 1893 Thetford
- 1895 Brandon
- 1896 Monmouth
- 1897 Chipping Norton
- 1898 Brinkworth
- 1901 Ossett
- 1903 Cheadle
- 1906 N Walsham
- 1910 N Sunderland
- 1916 Littleborough
- 1919 Wisbech
- 1922 Wem
- 1927 Bollington
- 1931 Leek
- 1934 Macclesfield (S)
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1923/260
Methodist Minutes 1945/131
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers